Wal-Mart Launches MP3 Music Download Tracks

All MP3 digital tracks only 94 cents, with music content from major record

labels such as EMI Music and Universal - available now at Walmart.com


Aug 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart (NYSE:  
 WMT) announces the launch of "DRM-free" MP3 music downloads, now available
 online at http://www.walmart.com. At only 94 cents per track and $9.22 per
 album, the new MP3 digital format delivers value, convenience and the
 ability for customers to play music on nearly any device, including
 iPod(R), iPhone(R) and Zune(TM) portable media players. Wal-Mart is one of
 the first major retailers to offer MP3 digital tracks with music content
 from major record labels such as Universal and EMI Music.
     "As we consistently strive to help our customers shop smart at
 Wal-Mart, our new 'DRM-free' MP3 digital tracks give them the ease and
 flexibility to play music on virtually any device at a great value," said
 Kevin Swint, Wal-Mart's senior director and divisional manager for digital
 media. "Also, we're excited to launch our MP3 catalog with major record
 labels such as Universal and EMI Music that includes music from popular
 artists like The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, KT Tunstall, Amy Winehouse,
 Maroon 5, George Strait and Nelly."
     Wal-Mart's new MP3 music catalog includes hundreds of thousands of
 songs and albums, and will be continually expanded with additional
 mainstream and independent music content. Also, Wal-Mart is currently
 offering special MP3 album pricing on hundreds of album classics such as
 Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, Be Here by Keith Urban and Barrio Fino en
 Directo by Daddy Yankee at $7.88 per album; and Slippery When Wet by Bon
 Jovi and Get Rich or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent at $5.88 per album.
     Wal-Mart will continue to offer its existing WMA-format music
 downloads. Thus, customers may select the option of MP3-format downloads at
 256 kbps for $0.94/track and/or WMA-format downloads at 128 kbps for
     About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:   WMT)
     Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters,
 Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Club locations in the United States. The
 Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El
 Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and
 the United Kingdom. The Company's securities are listed on the New York
 Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT.
     More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting
 http://www.walmartfacts.com. Online merchandise sales are available at

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